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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Annual General Meeting will take place online on Monday, April 6th, 2020. The group’s Annual Report for 2019/20 will be formally presented at the meeting. Date: Monday, April 6th Time: 12:00-13:00 (BST) Venue: Online Chair: Jane Secker Attendance at the AGM is free and open to all ILG members. If you would like to join us for the online meeting, […]

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Gianfranco Polizzi is a PhD researcher in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. In addition, besides finishing his PhD, he is working as a Research Associate in the School of Education and Lifelong Learning at the University of East Anglia, working on a project on digital resilience among pre-teens. That we […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group are delighted to announce the shortlisted nominees for this year’s Information Literacy Award and the Digital Award for Information Literacy. Information Literacy Award 2020 The Information Literacy Award recognises an outstanding UK-based practitioner or researcher. The nominees for 2020 are: Elizabeth Hutchinson (Independent Adviser and Trainer for School Libraries) Anita Saycell (Aberystwyth University) Clare McCluskey-Dean […]

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The CILIP Information Literacy Group (ILG) Annual General Meeting was due to take place during LILAC 2020 at Manchester Metropolitan University. Sadly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference has now been cancelled, but the AGM will still go ahead. The AGM will now take place online on Monday, April 6th using Zoom. The group’s Annual Report for 2019/20 will […]

Sarah Pavey, Independent Consultant & Trainer and joint Schools Representative for the Information Literacy Group, suggests some worthwhile tasks for information professionals in the schools sector who are now working from home. Many of my contacts in education work in school libraries and now have to work remotely, which makes things a bit difficult. When the announcement was made that schools […]

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Information professionals in the UK are playing an important role in helping universities to move to online teaching in light of the COVID-19 outbreak. Jane Secker (City, University of London) and Yvonne Nobis (University of Cambridge) have created an editable, shared document to support Higher Education colleagues identify and share useful digital resources to support online learning. Your contributions to this […]

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Our latest guest post has kindly been provided by Alex Clegg, Communities Coordinator at Sense About Science, an independent charity that champions the public interest in sound science and ensures evidence is recognised in public life and policy making. A teacher at a conference I recently spoke at described how her pupils on their route from history to science class change their […]


BBC Bitesize have today launched a great new resource to help children to identify fake news and misinformation. The Fact or Fake? website includes articles, video content and quizzes to help young people becoming more discerning about the information they engage with. It also includes content that relates to the current Coronavirus crisis. With misleading stories about Coronavirus and everything […]

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We in the Information Literacy Group committee are aware of the significant concerns raised by many members of our community around a recent article published in Information Professional. We know also that many of our members and supporters have been waiting for us to address these concerns. We chose not to make an official Group response on social media around this […]

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These are challenging and uncertain times for us all, and it is important to have quick access to information that we can rely on. We are very grateful to David Bedford, Academic Support Librarian at the Drill Hall Library, Universities at Medway, for providing this guest blog post, which highlights some key sources of reliable information on the COVID-19 outbreak. […]